We had a party this week, and in celebration of Cinco de Mayo, people brought Mexican-themed food and drink. Among these was Negra Modelo, a dark beer imported from Mexico. We hadn’t tried it before.
For a dark beer, it isn’t all that dark. I suppose it tastes dark when compared with lighter beers and ales and whatnot, but compared to our usual beer fare, it’s pretty light-tasting.
There is a hint of honey in the initial taste, and it lingers in the aftertaste a little. The rest of the flavor is bitter, with a darker bite… but mostly bitter. Initially I didn’t like it at all, but it’s growing on me. It still doesn’t hold a candle to our usual stouts and porters, but for an ale-like beer, it isn’t bad. And I could be biased, since it’s only been 24 hours since I woke up with a smashing tequila hangover, and I’m not really in the mood for beer.